THE Queen and the royal family will welcome US President Donald Trump to the UK during his state visit – but new mother the Duchess of Sussex will be missing.

Britain’s head of state will be supported by senior royals when she hosts the American leader and his wife Melania for three days from June 3.

The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall will join the Queen for the official ceremonial welcome being staged in Buckingham Palace’s garden instead of the usual Horse Guards Parade venue in Whitehall - a decision likely due to security concerns.

The Duke of Sussex will be at the private palace lunch held on the first day for the Trumps but wife Meghan, whose son Archie will be less than four weeks old when the President arrives, will not.

Meghan made her views of Mr Trump known in a 2016 interview for a US television show when she described him as “misogynistic” and “divisive”.

At the state banquet the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will join the Queen and Charles and Camilla for the event, which will feature leading figures from UK national life and prominent Americans in Britain.

The US president will also have tea with the heir to the throne and his wife during the first day and on the second visit Downing Street for talks with Prime Minister Theresa May just a few days before she steps down.